Butt-hinge definition

(carpentry) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, lid, covers, etc.; so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which butts against the frame, stop molding, and casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt.
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A hinge composed of two plates attached to abutting surfaces of a door and door jamb and joined by a pin.
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A hinge with rectangular parts which are fastened to surfaces that close on each other, as the narrow edge of a door and the jamb.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
butt-hinge
Plural:
butt hinges

Origin of butt-hinge

  • From butt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition